RECLAIMED COUNSELLING THERAPY SERVICES
Reclaim healthy mental and emotional function
It is normal to encounter some form of trauma throughout life, but without proper processing the mind has a tendency to develop irrational core beliefs that negatively impact future experiences. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on resolving present concerns through the activation of bilateral stimulation. This activation allows the brain to more effectively problem solve and minimize the negative beliefs associated with the trauma, while implementing positive beliefs about ourselves instead.
“Truth and freedom go hand in hand….if you lose one of them, you lose the other.”
Pope John Paul II
Reclaim love for your partner
Trust, relational safety, emotional commitment and non-defensive conflict are some of the most important elements to establishing a happy and stable connection with others. The Gottman Method is a powerful choice for couples therapy as it incorporates strong assessment tools which guide a couple toward effective research-based interventions. These interventions are proven to minimize destructive patterns, while enhancing the most vital elements of relational connection. The health of our closest relationships contribute significantly to our mental, physical and emotional well-being. Our goal in doing couples therapy is to bring healing to each individual while also increasing the potential success for their most significant relationships.
"The extent to which you love yourself is the extent to which you can love others well."
Reclaim love for yourself
We strive to provide a space where you can safely process your thoughts and feelings, finding validation and acceptance for where you are at right now. We will get to know your story, learn about your strengths and consider the most effective approach for your personality and unique situation. Regardless of where your journey has taken you, it is never too late for hope, restoration and purpose to be found and reclaimed again.
"The most dangerous stories we make up are the narratives that diminish our inherent worthiness. We must reclaim the truth about our lovability, divinity and creativity."
Reclaim connection with others
We are meant to live in community, and we long to be connected in healthy ways with those that we love. Family is intended to be a secure source of this connection, but past pain and trauma sometimes limits a family's ability to provide this. Family therapy allows a therapist to engage with multiple members to understand the aspects contributing to the breakdown in communication, loss of trust and ultimately the loss of connection and security. We are passionate about strong families and believe that this is the foundation to an individual’s health and the health of our society as a whole. We would love to walk this journey of healing along with you and your loved ones.
"Owning our story and loving ourselves throughout that process is the bravest thing we will ever do." Brene Brown
Melissa Holderbein, MA, CCC, EMDR, BA
Licensed Professional Counsellor
Providing in-person and virtual therapy sessions to couples, families and individuals. Melissa completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University and she is registered through CCPA as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). Melissa has also received additional training through both the Gottman Institute and EMDR Consulting.